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Editorial

Back to the bleachers

Locked out, but too excited to sit at home, families were parking outside Maui Interscholastic League venues while games were played earlier this season. Faces lit by phone screens, some watched livestream feeds of the action. Others paced the asphalt, straining to hear distant public address ...

Youth demand climate justice

Wearing a bird feather headdress fashioned for going into battle, Txai Surui, a young Indigenous woman from the Brazilian Amazon, stood at the podium at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow on Monday delivering a message that met the moment’s gravity. “The Earth is speaking,” ...

Reefs vital to ecosystems

Most people have a vague awareness that huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil are either on fire or being clear-cut by farming and lumber industries. We also know that much of the scrubbing of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is accomplished by that same massive rainforest, a ...

What will recall accomplish?

With Maui’s next mayoral election just a year away, what do organizers of the effort to recall Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino hope to accomplish? Let’s suppose they get the required 21,586 in-person signatures of registered voters in 30 days to force a recall election. Even if ...

Guns and ‘flight rage’

Federal aviation officials say more airline passengers than ever are showing up at airports with guns. Combined with the general uptick in belligerent behavior by passengers, this is an issue with the potential for real mayhem. Those who get weapons confiscated at security already face ...

Senate inaction on confirmations

Donald Trump spent the four years of his presidency hollowing out the State Department. Now, as Joe Biden attempts to once again make the United States a player on the world stage, Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are continuing the mission of decimating this nation’s foreign ...